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Consumer Food Safety research in the Domestic Setting

The research group has a long history of conducting consumer food safety research and are internationally recognised for contributions to this area. This is in part due to the innovative research facilities based within the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre, such as the model domestic kitchen which allows for unobtrusive digital observation of actual food safety behaviour. Observational projects have focused on older adults' domestic food handling and storage practices associated with the risk of listeriosis; the cognitive risk factors associated with Listeria monocytogenes among pregnant women; and the attitudes and behaviours of caregivers in the preparation and storage of powdered infant formula.

Support and Collaborations

The Research Unit supports post-doctoral, PhD and undergraduate studies and has national and international collaborations within the sector to include:

  • Beaufort Research, Cardiff
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • Laboratoires Rivadis, France
  • Over 30 NHS Trusts
  • University for Business & Science (MUBS), Beirut, Lebanon
  • Taylor Nelson Sofres, France
  • Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • UK Food Standards Agency
  • University of Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Fayoum University, Egypt

Key Publications and Conference Contributions (full list of Publications and full list of Conference Contributions)

Evans, E.W. and E.C. Redmond (2019) Domestic kitchen microbiological contamination and self-reported food hygiene practices of older adult consumers. Journal of Food Protection. 82(8): 1326-1335.

Evans, E.W. & Redmond, E.C. (2019) Laboratory re-enactment of storage practices of older adults to determine potential implications for growth of Listeria monocytogenes. Food Protection Trends. 39(3): 277-282.

Evans, E.W. & Redmond, E.C. (2019) Older adult consumers’ attitudes and perceptions of risk, control and responsibility for food safety in the domestic kitchen. Journal of Food Protection: 82(2): 225-236.

Evans, E.W. & Redmond, E.C. (2018) Behavioural observation and microbiological analysis of older adult consumer's cross-contamination practices in a model domestic kitchen. Journal of Food Protection. 81(4): 569–581.

Evans, E.W., & Redmond, E.C. (2016). Older adult consumers' knowledge, attitudes and self-reported storage practices of ready-to-eat food products and the risks associated with listeriosis. Journal of Food Protection, 79(2): 263-272.

Evans, E.W. & Redmond, E.C. (2016). Time-temperature profile of UK consumers' domestic refrigerators. Journal of Food Protection. 79(12): 2119 – 2127.

Evans, E.W., & Redmond, E.C. (2015). Analysis of Older Adults' Domestic Kitchen Storage Practices in the United Kingdom: Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Listeriosis. Journal of Food Protection, 78(4): 738-745.

Evans, E.W. & Redmond, E.C. (2014). Behavioural Risk Factors Associated with Listeriosis in the Home: A Review of Consumer Food Safety Studies.  Journal of Food Protection. 77(3): 510-521.

Gould, V.J., Evans, E.W., Alwan, N., Hjeij, L., and Redmond, E.C. (2019) A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Consumer Food Safety Concerns in Lebanon. Poster presented at: International Association for Food Protection European Symposium on Food Safety, Nantes, France, on 24th April 2019.